ANZAC pride will be on the line for New Zealand and Australia at the 25th AMCN International Island Classic at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on the Australia Day long weekend (January 26-28) as they battle it out in the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup.
The Cup is a standalone competition with all team points accumulated by Australia and New Zealand in the four-race International Challenge – which also involves the UK and America – counting towards the Oceania scorecard.
In the 2017 Oceania Historic Road Race Cup, Australia walloped New Zealand by 640 points to 323.
In 2018, the Australian Oceania team will welcome the exquisite Phillip Island skills of Troy Corser for the first time, and he’ll be joined by Steve Martin, Shawn Giles, Cameron Donald, Alex Phillis, David Johnson, Beau Beaton, Paul Byrne, Scott Webster and Ken Watson.
The New Zealand team is Damien Kavney, Glenn Hindle, Simon Richards, Duncan Coutts, Trevor Taylor, Kerry Wilton, Alistair Wilton and Mat Ineson.
The FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup is organized by FIM Oceania, whose role is to represent the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) in the region and showcase great racing. Motorcycling Australia’s Peter Doyle is Vice President of FIM Oceania and launched the Cup.
“The AMCN International Island Classic is a standout event of the Australian motorcycle racing calendar and is sure to have big fields and great crowds. We at FIM Oceania are thrilled to conduct the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup at the meet.
Last year’s inaugural event was a great success seeing the classic Aussie vs. Kiwi battle on one of the world’s best race tracks. I’m sure this year the action will be even better as Team Australia defends their title.”
Fergus Cameron, Managing Director of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit was equally enthusiastic.
“The Cup is a fabulous addition to the International Island Classic and really compliments the international flavour of this event and of course amplifies the rivalry between the Aussies and the Kiwis.”
Another highlight of the Island Classic historic festival will be the appearance of 15-time world GP champion Giacomo Agostini alongside a quartet of title-winning MV Agustas.
Captain: Rex Wolfenden
|11||Troy Corser||Honda Harris F1||1982||1150|
|99||Steve Martin||Suzuki Katana 1294||1982||1294|
|19||Shawn Giles||Suzuki Katana 1294||1982||1294|
|186||Beau Beaton||Irving Vincent||1982||1300|
|86||Cam Donald||Irving Vincent||1982||1300|
|52||Paul Byrne||McIntosh Suzuki||1982||1260|
|3||David Johnson||Suzuki XR69||1982||1100|
|76||Scott Webster||Suzuki Harris||1980||1200|
|39||Ken Watson||Yamaha TZ31||1978||750|
TEAM NEW ZEALAND
Captain: Duncan Coutts
|50||Glen Hindle||Suzuki XR69||1982||1170|
|10||Damien Kavney||Suzuki XR69||1982||1260|
|55||Trevor Taylor||Yamaha TZ500H||1981||498|
|211||Simon Richards||Suzuki CMR XR69||1982||1170|
|31||Kerry Wilton||Yamaha TZ350F||1979||410|
|335||Duncan Coutts||Yamaha CMR F1||1984||1251|
|27||Mat Ineson||Suzuki GSX||1982||1135|
|25||Alistair Wilton||Yamaha TZ750||1979||746|
Tickets Now On Sale
Pre-purchase ticket booking forms are now available from www.islandclassic.com.au
Three-day tickets are only $80* in advance; Sunday only $50* in advance; Saturday only $40* in advance. All children 15 and under free**
Circuit camping packages for four nights are available, including three-day General Admission ticket for only $155* in advance.
VIP Hospitality is available for single day and weekend packages in the Pit Roof Club Classic Suite. Packages start from $160 per person
For more information and tickets contact the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 03 5952 2710 or www.islandclassic.com.au
*All ticket prices quoted purchased in advance. Pre-purchase ends 4pm Wednesday 24th January 2018.
**Children 15 and under are free and must be accompanied by a paying adult.